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TSA Tests Facial Recognition Tech at Las Vegas Airport

TSA Tests Facial Recognition Tech at Las Vegas Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is launching a new facial recognition trial at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The opt-in system is available only to TSA PreCheck passengers, and utilizes Credential Authentication Technology to compare a photo of a person’s ID to a live photo of the person carrying it. According to the TSA,…

DFW Airport, Emirates Airlines Deliver Biometric Boarding System for Travelers Headed to Dubai

DFW Airport, Emirates Airlines Deliver Biometric Boarding System for Travelers Headed to Dubai

“The development underscores the intensifying trend toward biometric passenger screening and processing in airports, with the technology recognized by border authorities and travel companies as a means of enhancing security and accommodating growing volumes of travelers. “ Texas’s Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has enabled biometric boarding for a daily flight to the Dubai International…

Hampton’s New Biometric BenjiLock is TSA-Approved for Travel

Hampton’s New Biometric BenjiLock is TSA-Approved for Travel

Hampton Products has introduced a new BenjiLock designed specifically for travel. The original BenjiLock is a biometric padlock that opens with a fingerprint scan and eliminates the need to remember a combination or a key. The TSA Travel/Luggage Lock is meant to be more portable, making it an ideal solution for those looking to secure…

TSA Announces ‘Pop-Up’ Enrollment Centers for PreCheck

TSA Announces ‘Pop-Up’ Enrollment Centers for PreCheck

“Both pop-up enrollment centers will be open from February 11th to 22nd, with eligible travelers invited to make an appointment online. “ The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has two new “pop-up” enrollment centers for the TSA PreCheck biometric expedited screening program for travelers. One of the pop-ups will be in the Long Island MacArthur Airport…

DFW Airport, a TSA Innovation Site, Named ‘Airport of the Year’

DFW Airport, a TSA Innovation Site, Named ‘Airport of the Year’

“The airport was selected as an Innovation Task Force site by the Transportation Security Administration near the start of 2018, establishing it as hub for ITF experimentation in technologies like biometric authentication and automated passenger screening.” Air Transport World, a longstanding trade magazine focused on the aviation industry, has named Dallas Fort Worth International Airport…

EFF Raises Alarm Over TSA’s Expanding Biometrics Efforts

EFF Raises Alarm Over TSA’s Expanding Biometrics Efforts

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is raising red flags over the Transportation Security Administration’s plans to expand its use of biometrics at US airports. The EFF’s warnings, outlined in a new blog post, come in response to the TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience published in October. The document laid out a…

Thanksgiving Travel Stats Show Benefits of Biometric Screening

Thanksgiving Travel Stats Show Benefits of Biometric Screening

In terms of traveler volumes, this was the busiest Thanksgiving in the Transportation Security Administration’s history, and the stats point to the value of its TSA PreCheck biometric screening program. The TSA says that Sunday, November 25th, saw 2.7 million travelers pass through TSA screening, making it the single busiest day for travel in its…

TSA Prepares Temporary Enrollment Center at Arnold Palmer Airport

TSA Prepares Temporary Enrollment Center at Arnold Palmer Airport

“…the TSA is preparing to open a temporary enrollment center near Pennsylvania’s Arnold Palmer Regional Airport next week.” As the weather cools down and the holiday travel season heats up, the Transportation Security Administration is looking to get more people enrolled in its TSA PreCheck program. By submitting certain biographic and biometric information in advance,…

TSA Teams Up with CBP on Biometric Traveller Screening

TSA Teams Up with CBP on Biometric Traveller Screening

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has officially teamed up with US Customs and Border Protection in its effort to expand its use of biometric traveler screening technology. The revelation arrives via the newly published TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience, a document aimed at detailing the TSA’s “plan to expand the…

Government Biometrics Month: The Primer

Government Biometrics Month: The Primer

The government sector has long been a key driver – if not the key driver – of the biometrics market. But with biometric technologies having advanced by leaps and bounds over the last few years, the applications and deployments that are taking place now are more exciting than ever. This is all going to get…

Swiss Airline Becomes Latest TSA PreCheck Partner

Swiss Airline Becomes Latest TSA PreCheck Partner

“…US citizens and residents who have signed up for TSA PreCheck will be able to breeze their way through security screening while making their way to board flights on Swiss International Air Lines.” Swiss International Air Lines has become the latest foreign partner to sign on with the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck biometric pre-screening program.…

Privacy Impact Assessment Details Phase II of DHS’s Biometric Border Screening Program

Privacy Impact Assessment Details Phase II of DHS’s Biometric Border Screening Program

The Department of Homeland Security has issued its Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the second phase of the Traveler Verification Service (TVS), the biometric border screening program being developed by the US Customs and Border Protection Agency and the Transportation Security Administration. The program revolves around the biometric identification of travelers. As it stands in…

BIO-key Partners With Aluratek, Brings Biometric Padlocks to Best Buy

BIO-key Partners With Aluratek, Brings Biometric Padlocks to Best Buy

“Our retail accounts look to Aluratek to bring them innovative products rooted in cutting edge technology and design. We are pleased to launch our relationship in Best Buy and look forward to expanding BIO-key’s retail footprint over the remainder of 2018.” – John Wolikow, CEO, Aluratek BIO-key International announced today its latest partnership aimed at…

Staples to Offer TSA PreCheck Enrollment Nationwide via IdentoGO

Staples to Offer TSA PreCheck Enrollment Nationwide via IdentoGO

“Staples constantly looks for new ways to help businesses succeed, including making it easy for them to travel. This unique relationship with IdentoGO will let us offer our customers additional products and services that are impactful to their lives.” – Peter Scala, Chief Merchandising Officer, Staples, Inc. It’s about to get a lot easier to sign…

TSA Tests Facial Recognition, Body Scanning Solutions in LA

TSA Tests Facial Recognition, Body Scanning Solutions in LA

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now piloting two new security screening technologies at the Los Angeles International Airport and the Tom Bradley International Terminal, one of which revolves around biometric identification. As with the handful of pilots being conducted by the US Customs and Border Protection agency, the TSA’s system is based on facial…

Dallas Fort Worth Designated Testing Site for New TSA Tech

Dallas Fort Worth Designated Testing Site for New TSA Tech

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will become a testing ground for innovative technologies including biometric authentication systems, thanks to a new Transportation Security Administration designation: The TSA has named the airport an official Innovation Task Force (ITF) site. The TSA ITF’s goal is to improve security, efficiency, and the customer experience at airports, and that…

Five Additional Airline Partners Bring PreCheck Roster to 47

Five Additional Airline Partners Bring PreCheck Roster to 47

“As for airline partners, the latest additions bring the total number of participating airlines in TSA PreCheck to 47. “ The Transportation Security Administration has teamed up with five additional airline partners for its TSA PreCheck biometric expedited screening program. Air France, Brussels Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and World Atlantic have all…

IDEMIA Announces Second NFL Partnership for TSA PreCheck

IDEMIA Announces Second NFL Partnership for TSA PreCheck

IDEMIA has announced another partnership with an NFL football team to promote TSA PreCheck enrollment. The management of the San Francisco 49ers will host IDEMIA’s enrollment desks at the Levi’s Stadium. News of the partnership comes soon after IDEMIA announced a similar partnership with the New York Jets, marking an expansion of its efforts to…

IdentoGO Gets First NFL Partner in New York Jets

IdentoGO Gets First NFL Partner in New York Jets

IDEMIA‘s IdentoGO organization has signed on its first NFL partner to promote its TSA PreCheck biometric authentication program — the New York Jets. The partnership will see PreCheck registration made available to Jets fans at MetLife Stadium during all Jets home games this season. Those who sign up will then be have access to expedited, biometric…

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